Reviews: The Alejandra O’Leary Rock & Roll Band – Live & Raw From Detroit
The Alejandra O’Leary Rock & Roll Band creates solid Pop/Rock tunes that have an edgy, alternative feel. O’Leary is backed by a talented group of musicians– Jeremy Frey on bass, John Grandstaff on drums, James Church on guitar/mandolin/piano, and Jimmy Sindelar on guitar. Every member is mad talented and things can only go up for this band.
“Mine That Groove” starts out with a funky guitar groove and tambourines, which immediately grabs your attention. The instrumentation is solid, and O’Leary’s voice is interesting; her sweet whispery voice works well. The song “When Will They Learn” is catchy, sunny, and fun. O’Leary’s voice is mellow, with an almost ethereal quality to it. The tune has a slight throw-back 90′s alt rock vibe to it, and it would be a perfect fit for any college radio station. The band’s talent is evident in this particular song– the guitars and drums are great, the back-up vocals flawless. The band’s raw talent is also on display on “K.Y.O.” The crunchy guitars and catchy tune work well, and O’Leary’s adequate vocals are complimented perfectly by the background instrumentation. Although O’Leary’s singing goes a bit off-key during certain parts of the song, it doesn’t take away from its overall effect. The guitars are awesome, and are the best aspect of this track.
The Alejandra O’Leary Rock & Roll Band is putting out great, solid Pop/Rock tunes that showcase their talent and creativity. Their sound is similar to acts such as the Ting Tings, and they can easily find their own niche in this genre. Hopefully more people will catch on to their music, and become fans of this talented band.